Category Archives: crime

State police detective honored for heroic acts

State police detective honored for heroic acts

A member of the Rhode Island State Police was awarded the department’s highest honor Thursday for his actions in the October 1, 2017 massacre on the Las Vegas Strip, where a gunman sprayed a country music festival with gunfire, killing 58 people and leaving more than 850 others wounded or injured. MORE

No campus shutdown after shell casing found at RI College

No campus shutdown after shell casing found at RI College

Providence police and college security officials at Rhode Island College chose not to shut down the campus Thursday after a shell casing was found in a parking lot, unlike an incident the day before, when the discovery of a shell casing prompted the evacuation of the Community College of Rhode Island Warwick campus, as federal agencies have joined the probe to determine if there are any connections. MORE

Sweep nets dozens for fraud in obtaining public benefits

Sweep nets dozens for fraud in obtaining public benefits

State Police round up dozens of people across Rhode Island, charging them with fraud in obtaining $469,000 in public benefits they say them were ineligible to receive, because they were already the subjects of outstanding arrest warrants.

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